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Giants set 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Giants have added three to the 40-man roster on Thursday.

Cody Hall , Joan Gregorio and Ray Black all had their contracts purchased. All three players are protected from being selected in the Rule 5 draft. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated J.C. Gutierrez for assignment. 

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Mariners deal Ty Kelly to Cardinals for Sam Gaviglio
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have traded Ty Kelly to the Cardinals for Sam Gaviglio , according to MLB.com.

The 26-year-old Kelly hit .263/.381/.412 over 549 plate appearances at Triple-A last year. The 25-year-old Gaviglio posted a 4.28 ERA in 136 2/3 innings at Double-A. Neither player was on the 40-man roster prior to the deal.

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Royals add two to 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Royals have added Jorge Bonifacio and Orlando Calixte to the 40-man roster.

Bonifacio hit .230/.302/.309 over 566 plate appearances at Double-A last season. Calixte hit .241/.288/.374 in 412 at-bats at Double-A. 

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Padres flip Reymond Fuentes for Royals pitcher Kyle Bartsch
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Padres have traded Reymond Fuentes to the Royals for pitcher Kyle Bartsch, according to MLB.com.

The 23-year-old Fuentes hit .294/.363/.416 over two minor-league levels last year. Bartsch posted a 2.29 ERA in High A over 55 innings.

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Brewers add David Goforth to 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Brewers have added David Goforth to the 40-man roster on Thursday.

Goforth posted a 3.76 ERA in 64 2/3 innings at Double-A last season. The 26-year-old will be inelligible for the Rule 5 draft following the move. 

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Report: Reds have talked about dealing Jay Bruce
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Reds have talked about dealing outfielder Jay Bruce, according to FoxSports.com.

The 27-year-old is a two-time All-Star, but is coming off a poor offensive season. Bruce hit just .217/.281/.373 over 493 at-bats. He missed time during the season due to knee surgery. Bruce is under contract for the next two seasons, and has a club option for 2017. He's expected to be ready for spring training. 

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White Sox have a high asking price for Alexei Ramirez
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The White Sox asking price for shortstop Alexei Ramirez remains high, according to ESPN.

Ramirez will earn $10 million in 2015. He has a club option that allows him to come back at the same price in 2016. Ramirez is coming off a season in which he hit .273/.305/.408 over 622 at-bats. 

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Astros' Carlos Correa 'fully recovered'
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Astros infield prospect Carlos Correa is "fully recovered" from a fractured fibula.

Correa is expected to be with the team in big league camp. He'll likely begin the season at Double-A, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. 

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Pirates' Pedro Alvarez expected to have normal offseason
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is expected to have a normal offseason, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Alvarez had a stress reaction in his foot. The injury ended his season prematurely. The team designated Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, confirming it will move ahead with Alvarez at first next season. General manager Neal Huntington confirmed the news, saying "we've essentially committed to Pedro over Ike Davis."

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Pirates shore up 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Pirates have added four players to the 40-man roster on Thursday.

Jameson Taillon , Nick Kingham , Willy Garcia and Elias Diaz all had their contracts purchased. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team outrighted Brent Morel and designated Ramon Cabrera for assignment. 

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